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Health and Safety Officer

 

 

Health and Safety Officer

Hours: 2-3 days per week (worked flexibly)

Location:  Portsmouth

Salary: Circa £35k pro rata

 

Purpose of Role

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that all safety legislation is adhered to and that suitable policies and practices are adopted to ensure the Trust is duly diligent in all its operations. They will help to plan, implement, monitor and review protective and preventive measures required to ensure a safe environment for staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors alike.

Key General Responsibilities

  • Provide authoritative advice as part of formal systems, such as change control, safety committees, work planning, emergency business plan and risk assessment
  • Deliver advice, instruction and training in health, safety, security, fire emergency procedures and related subjects
  • Supporting and advising on pragmatic improvements to working practices that are safe and comply with legislation.
  • Advise on implementation of systems, such as incident reporting/investigations, auditing, emergency planning, safety training and promoting culture change
  • Liaise with other Heritage Organisations, Service units, Portsmouth Naval Base staff, the HSE, the Hampshire Fire Service and the Local Authority
  • Ensure that the H&S Policy is regularly reviewed, well communicated, fit for purpose, and is reflective of all current legislative developments
  • Keeping records of inspections findings and producing reports recommending improvements
  • Carrying out accident investigations, keeping records of incidents and accidents and producing statistics for managers
  • Carrying out site inspections and audits to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented
  • Advise on matters related to insurance and compliance

Specific Responsibilities

  • Check, update and review risk assessments, work place assessments and safety method statements in line with best practice in the industry
  • Ensure the coordination and cooperation of contractors (particularly under the MHSW Regulations and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations)
  • Ensure all personnel undergo site safety inductions prior to working on site
  • Ensure training for health & safety is carried out, for all staff, volunteers and contractors, on a regular basis including toolbox talks
  • Display HSE Notification details
  • Monitor health & safety performance
  • Create and review fire risk assessments for all areas of Mary Rose Trust use
  • Provide regular updates for the Executive team about accidents and risks

Person Specification

  • Qualified to NVQ level 4 or NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety Practice
  • At least 5 years Health and Safety experience at a senior level
  • The negotiating skills, patience and diplomacy required to ensure a collaborative approach across the organisation
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail; ability to work under pressure and the ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Direct and relevant proven experience of working in a health and safety function ideally in a similar organisation
  • Good IT skills, including MS Office and records management

Note:  This role is subject to an enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service check and Naval Base Security Clearance.  Due to the nature of our location, it is a Ministry of Defence mandatory requirement in the interest of Dockyard security that anyone working with Portsmouth Naval Base must either be a UK resident or have had continuous residency in the UK for at least three years to be eligible to apply for a permanent site security pass.  Please note that security checks for non-UK nationals can take up to six months.

This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted.  Employees’ job descriptions may be examined by management at any time to either ensure that they relate to the job currently being performed, or to incorporate proposed changes.  Management reserves the right to change a job description after consultation with the employees concerned.  The aim will be to reach agreement to reasonable changes consistent with the employee’s band and status.

This post has a minimum requirement of two references which must be your current or most recent employer.

To apply please send a CV and cover letter (max 2 pages) to Diane Davis on d.davis@maryrose.org.

 The deadline for applications is 23rd December 2021.

 

Volunteering

Join our award-winning team of volunteers

‘Being a volunteer is a privilege to be able to share knowledge of the Mary Rose to a large variety of visitors from all over the World.  It is interesting, fun and tremendously satisfying to be part of the team.’

Museum volunteer

 

Working within the galleries, you will engage and support a diverse range of visitors, sharing facts about the ship and its collection and helping to bring the museum experience to life.  You will also have the opportunity to volunteer alongside our Events Team and support our Learning Centre Team.

As part of our training scheme you will undergo an initial induction, shadow an existing volunteer, and full support and ongoing training will also be provided.

Visitor Engagement Volunteers

 

Working within the galleries, you will engage and support a diverse range of visitors, sharing facts about the ship and its collection and helping to bring the museum experience to life.  You will also have the opportunity to work alongside our Events Team assisting to set up events and conducting guided tours throughout the Museum. 

As part of our training scheme you will undergo an initial induction, shadow an existing volunteer, and full support and ongoing training will also be provided.

Buggy Driver

 

We are currently recruiting a number of new Volunteer Buggy Drivers to assist those with mobility needs by driving between the entrance of the Historic Dockyard and the Mary Rose.  As a member of our team, full training will be provided.

One of our regular drivers had the following to say about driving the buggy: -

‘I had recently retired and was looking for an interest to fill my time.  I volunteer for the Mary Rose Museum as a buggy driver two days a week days.  It has given me the opportunity to meet visitors from all over the World and all walks of life.  I love to chat to them and listen to their enthusiasm regarding their Mary Rose experience.’

If you are over the age of 21, hold a full, clean driving licence, interested in volunteering at the Mary Rose and available from 09:45am-17:30 for at least one day each week, we would love to hear from you.

Welcome Volunteers

 

Work alongside our friendly Guest Relations Team at the entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, you will meet and greet visitors and engage with them in making the most of their visit, including signposting to what is on that day.  You will also have the opportunity to assist with manning the information desk.

As part of our training scheme you will undergo an initial induction and full support and ongoing training will also be provided.

Interested in volunteering?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with us, are aged over the age of 16 and available from 09:45am-17:30 for at least one day each week we would like to hear from you. 

Fill out this form, and let us know you are interested. Our volunteer coordinator will be in touch within a few days.